Dead & Company Will Webcast Their Two-Night Run At Fenway Park

first_imgFor the second time this summer, Dead & Company will perform for two nights at a baseball stadium. Judging by their incredible run at Citi Field, the upcoming performances at Fenway Park in Boston, MA are sure to be something special.If you can’t make it out to Boston for the shows this Friday and Saturday, July 15-16, fear not. The band has teamed with nugs.tv to provide webcasts for each of the two shows. With SD and HD packages and single-night options available, there’s no reason to miss out on any of the music!Check out the poster for the run below, and head here for pricing and more information.last_img

Grants to preserve local history across state

first_imgRipley County, In. — The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) helps strengthen Indiana’s historical and cultural heritage through annual federal grants it administers to local communities and not-for-profit groups that these organizations put toward preservation projects.This year, the DNR Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology (DHPA) has awarded 11 federal grants for historic preservation and archaeology in Indiana communities (see list below). The grants, totaling $476,696, provide a match of $512,545 in local and private funds, for a total projected investment of $989,241.The funds come from the National Park Service, a part of the U.S. Department of the Interior, which distributes federal funds to the states through the Historic Preservation Fund Program. Since 1974, the state has awarded more than $18 million to Indiana communities through this program.Ripley County: Ball State University will receive a grant of $51,871 to conduct a Phase Ia survey of approximately 80 acres around historic homestead sites identified within Versailles State Park. Along with their associated historical records, these sites tell the story of the early planned settlement as well as early statehood. While some of those stories are incorporated in guided tours, there is much that is unknown, and a targeted archaeological survey will help uncover the remains of daily home life at these sites. The park staff and cultural resource manager would like to use the information to develop more engaging interpretation around these resources. In addition to recording the new archaeological sites, a series of significance statements and primary interpretive themes will be developed. [Contact: Chris Thompson, 765-285-5396].Fort Wayne: The City of Fort Wayne will receive a $5,538 matching grant to assist with a nomination to the National Register of Historic Places of the Kensington Park Historic District. Homes in the district represent a variety of early to mid-20th century styles, including Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, Craftsman, and American Foursquare. The project will also create and publish a brochure on the Brookview-Irvington Park Historic District as part of the city’s ongoing series, and include a history of the district focusing on landscape architect Arthur Shurcliff’s use of natural features in the neighborhood design. [Contact: Don Orban, 260-427-2160].Henry County: Ball State University will receive a $52,497 grant to conduct an archaeological survey of the Wilbur Wright Fish & Wildlife Area (WWFWA), which consists of 1,070 acres of Blue River Valley floodplains and associated uplands and is currently used as a fishing and hunting area. It is also the former site of the New Castle State Hospital, and encompasses several major prehistoric sites that have been investigated extensively in the past; however, portions of the WWFWA remain unsurveyed. This project will conduct a Phase Ia investigation of approximately 120 unsurveyed acres, and is anticipated to document about 60 newly identified archaeological sites. [Contact: Chris Thompson, 765-285-5396].Indianapolis: The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site will receive $21,500 for the preparation of a Historic Structure Report for the Indianapolis home and property of former president Benjamin Harrison, a National Historic Landmark. A historic structure report will provide a history of the property and changes over time, a conditions assessment, a prioritization of repair and preservation items, and a guide for short- and long-term plans for maintenance and management of the property. [Contact: Charles Hyde, 317-631-1888].Indianapolis: The Indiana Medical History Museum will receive a $44,450 grant to assist in the upgrading the electrical, fire safety and security systems of the Old Pathology Building at the Central State Hospital complex, which now houses the Indiana Medical History Museum. Built in 1896, it was a state of the art medical research and teaching facility, and was in use until 1968. The museum uses the building’s features, furnishings, and collections, many of which are original, to interpret the history of medicine and medical research to visitors, including doctors and medical students, each year. The electrical system was last updated in the 1930s and is inadequate and potentially hazardous. The electrical and fire detection system needs to be addressed to bring the building to code and safeguard the building and collections. Finally, additional security measures will be installed to discourage vandals and thieves, which have been a problem in recent years. [Contact: Sarah Halter, Indiana Medical History Museum, 317-635-7329].Indianapolis: The Athenaeum Foundation will receive a $50,000 grant to assist with masonry rehabilitation on the ornate primary façade of the distinctive Massachusetts Avenue building. Designed by Bernard Vonnegut, Sr. and Arthur Bohn, the massive corner building is home to more than a dozen tenants; however, mortar joints have eroded over time, creating opportunities for water infiltration and the need to be repointed. In addition, the masonry and limestone accents will be cleaned, as there is no record of the 120-year-old building ever having been cleaned, and there is significant staining across much of the facade. The project will address issues on approximately 8,700 square feet of masonry. [Contact: Cassie Stockamp, 317-655-2755 ext. 155].Indianapolis: The Indiana Humanities Council will receive $50,000 for window rehabilitation that is necessary to secure the 1903 Meredith Nicholson House from water infiltration and improve energy efficiency. This scope of work is based on the 17 windows that have already been rehabilitated on the main facade. The project will complete window rehabilitation of the remaining approximately 32 windows, which are located on the sides and rear of the house. [Contact: George Hanlin, 317-638-1500 ext. 128].Lafayette: Trinity United Methodist Church will receive a $50,000 grant to stabilize and rehabilitate the exterior masonry of the 1872 church. Mortar joint erosion has threatened the stability of brick units. In addition to repointing the masonry, some brick units that are missing or damaged will need to be replaced. The church has undertaken masonry rehabilitation on the east and south elevations. The HPF grant will assist specifically with the west elevation, where water infiltration is creating some damage to the interior of the building. [Contact: Stephen Ash, 765-427-7007].Montgomery County: Ball State University will receive a $50,840 grant to conduct an archaeology survey of the Calvert and Porter Woods Nature Preserve (CPWNP) in Crawfordsville. The reserve consists of 118 acres owned by the DNR and is a designated National Natural Landmark. The project consists of Phase Ia survey of the entire property, all of which is previously unsurveyed. It is estimated that this survey may document about 30 newly identified archaeological sites. The primary research objective is to document the prehistoric and historic cultural resources in the CPWNP for both the SHAARD database and to assist the Preserve with future resource-management planning. [Contact: Chris Thompson, 765-285-5396].Pendleton: The Town of Pendleton will receive a $50,000 grant to rehabilitate the façade of the 19th Century commercial building that is currently used as the Pendleton Town Hall. The façade of this two-story building has been significantly altered by bricking in the second-story window openings, installing one inappropriate fixed window, and replacing the storefront. The scope of work includes removing the brick infill and installing new, historically appropriate one-over-one windows to replicate the appearance of the original windows; repointing and cleaning the masonry; and returning the storefront to its historically documented design and appearance. [Contact: Rachel Christenson, 765-778-8370].Vincennes: The City of Vincennes will receive a $50,000 grant to assist with the rehabilitation of the Gregg Park Shelter. The project proposes to undertake a variety of rehabilitation activities to stabilize and repair the WPA-built shelter, which was built in 1938 and is a large gabled structure faced with random ashlar limestone and smooth-finished quoins and window and door surrounds. [Contact: Michelle Carrico (Southern Indiana Development Commission), 812-295-3707].last_img read more

Berg Named Pensacola Sportsman of the Year

first_img Share Berg Named Pensacola Sportsman of the Year April 16, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Pensacola Sports Association named University of West Florida Athletic Director, Richard Berg, the 2006 Pensacola Sportsman of the Year at the PSA Annual Awards Banquet on Friday night at the New World Landing.Mr. Richard Berg joined The University of West Florida in July, 1988 as Director of Athletics where he inherited a young, but competitive athletic program. Under his leadership the program has grown from nine sport teams and a budget of just under $500,000 to 14 sports teams and a budget of over $3 million today. During his tenure, UWF has hosted seven national championship tournaments. In November 2006, West Florida hosted the NCAA Division II Fall Sports Championships.A native of New York, Mr. Berg received a B.A. from Mansfield University in 1964 and a M.A. in Sociology from Adelphi University in 1972. He has worked in athletic administration for 35 years at the NAIA, NCAA Division I and II levels; 28 of those years were as an athletic director. He also coached men’s basketball for 20 years. Berg has served on many NAIA and NCAA committees, and just finished a tenure as the South Region Chair of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Committee.Mr. Berg is internationally renowned for his work in promoting athletics and health and fitness. He has lectured in sixteen different countries and was among the first American coaches to speak at the Physical Education Institute in Budapest, Hungary when the country was behind the Iron Curtain. He has also been extremely active in International Sports and the Olympic movement over the past twenty-five years. He was involved in the National Sports Festival in 1978 and, since coming to Pensacola, has been active with sports in Northwest Florida. He was among the Pensacola News Journal Top 10 Coaches/Administrators of the 1990s.In 1998, Richard Berg was inducted into the Pensacola Sports Association Hall of Fame, and he was inducted into the Dowling College Hall of Fame in 2000. In 2002, he received the Marion Viccars Prize by The University of West Florida.The sportsman of the year is presented to someone who has contributed most to the advancement of sports, in the greater Pensacola area, or has achieved some outstanding athletic accomplishment.Berg is retiring this summer. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Sandy, and the couple have three grown children and five grandchildrenPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Red Bull zero gravity pit stop: F1 team’s mind-boggling performance creates history

first_img 9 months ago Manchester United transfer rumours: Erling Haaland’s father spotted at Carrington WE RECOMMEND Also Read: Ferrari Set For Crisis Talks With Sebastian Vettel And Charles Leclerc After CrashSpeaking about the experience Red Bull mechanic Paul Knight said, “The first parabola the team did was really quite strange. There was no sensation while going up or down. Climbing at 2G, with twice your normal body weight, feels like being planted into the ground and you struggle to move. Then that sensation reverses when you go over the top and into freefall.” He also said that the experience was amazing.Also Read: Toro Rosso To Stick With Daniil Kvyat & Pierre Gasly For F1 2020 Written By Also Read: Lewis Hamilton On Alex Albon Future And Red Bull’s Poor Driver LoyaltyAccording to a release from Red Bull Over the course of a week, pit crew members took a crash course in cosmonaut training in preparation for multiple Zero-G flights in the plane’s fuselage along with the F1 car and a 10-strong film crew. Each flight consisted of a series of parabolas, with the aircraft climbing at a 45-degree angle, then falling in a ballistic arc, to produce a period of weightlessness of around 22 seconds before the next climb. Red Bull recently registered victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix with Max Verstappen taking the chequered the flag in the incident-packed race last weekend. The team’s mechanics also made the headlines for officially completing Formula 1’s fastest ever pit stop, changing Max Verstappen’s tyres in a 1.82s. SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV COMMENT 9 months ago Alex Albon retains seat for F1 2020 alongside Max Verstappen First Published: 22nd November, 2019 15:18 IST FOLLOW US Suraj Alva 9 months ago Brazilian GP: Verstappen wins crazy race as both Ferraris crash out Last Updated: 22nd November, 2019 15:18 IST Red Bull Zero Gravity Pit Stop: F1 Team’s Mind-boggling Performance Creates History Red Bull’s zero-gravity team perform fastest ever tyre-change; break the world record of fastest pit stop during the 2019 Brazilain Grand Prix last weekend Following their record-breaking performance, the team have released a video where they have taken their pit stop skills to new heights.Also Read: Alex Albon Retains Seat For F1 2020 Alongside Max VerstappenRed Bull zero gravity pit stopA part of the team’s mechanics completed the world’s first zero-gravity pit stop using the team’s first-ever F1 car, the RB1 from 2005. The crew performed the task with the help of the Russian space agency Roscomos, and aboard an Ilyushin Il-76 MDK cosmonaut training plane. 10 months ago Lewis Hamilton on Alex Albon future and Red Bull’s poor driver loyalty 9 months ago Relaxed Hamilton on top in final Brazil practicelast_img read more